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Dam Site Campground is located on the upstream side of John Redmond Dam and Reservoir in the hills of Kansas. This 168-acre park offers countless water sports and activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Natural Features:

John Redmond Reservoir sits in the broad Neosho River Valley. The rolling hills afford the visitor an opportunity to see acres of agriculture and grassland, with vast fields of wheat and corn.

Large areas of grasses including bluestem, Indian grass and switch grass can be seen from the rolling hilltops. The lower areas provided a wooded cover of elm, black walnut, hickory, ash, hackberry, cottonwood and cedar.


With nearly 10,000 acres of water and 30,000 acres of land, John Redmond Reservoir provides excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting. White crappie, white bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish and various sunfish species can be found in abundance.

Several trails wind through the hills and along the shore. The Otter Creek ATV area is located at the west end of the dam and provides 140 acres of trails for dirt bikes and ATVs. The area is open from sunrise to sunset.

The Hickory Creek Trail is a multi-use trail for the hiker, horseback rider and mountain biker, providing 11 miles of scenic trail, forging through the creek at several crossing locations.


Dam Site Campground features four large group campsites, along with a large picnic shelter, making the area ideal for large parties or family functions.

A sand swimming beach, two playgrounds and boat ramps provide campers with plenty of recreational opportunities.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby town of Burlington, Kansas, provides gas, grocery and hospital services.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Walk-in sites are available during the off-season
  • Picnic shelter is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.25, -95.75
38°15'0"N, 95°45'0"W

From Burlington, Kansas, take US 75 north for about 3.5 miles, then turn west onto Embankment Road and continue for .3 miles and follow signs to park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BURLINGTON KS 66839-8911

Phone Number:

Information: (620)364-8613